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Type Daily Newspaper
Publisher Namibia Media Holdings
Editor-in-chief Dani Booysen
Political alignment liberal-conservative[1]
Language Afrikaans
Headquarters Windhoek
Circulation 18.000 copies (2007)[1]
Sister newspapers Allgemeine Zeitung, Namibian Sun

Republikein ("Republican") is an Afrikaans-language newspaper published daily in Namibia and the largest Afrikaans newspaper in terms of print circulation. Editor in Chief is Dani Booysen.[2]


The newspaper was founded by Dirk Mudge in December 1977 under the name Die Republikein. It served as a mouthpiece of the Republican Party of Namibia (RP) at that time.[3] The first editor was Johannes Petrus Spies.[4] When the RP joined the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA), a merger of several parties, the newspaper became the unofficial organ of the DTA. In 1991, Republikein was bought by the Democratic Media Holdings (DMH). After several disputes between DTA and DMH during the 1990s, the media house broke with the DTA in 1997 and aspires to increase editorial independence since.[1]

Online edition[edit]

The Republikein offers an online edition of the newspaper, which mainly reflected the contents of the print version, but is complemented with additional contents such as video material.[5] In August 2011, Republikein Online had around 65.000 unique page visits.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Larsen, Martin Buch (2007), Media Ownership and Legislation in the Republic of Namibia: 1990-2007, pp.101-02.
  2. ^ Algemeen
  3. ^ "Our History". Namibia Media Holdings. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Dierks, Klaus. "Chronologie der Geschichte Namibias, 1977" [Chronology of Namibian History, 1977] (in German). Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Rothe, Andreas (2010): Media System and News Selection in Namibia, pp. 20-22.
  6. ^ Accessed on 16 October 2011.

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